Sunday, April 3, 2011

Here's a secret - I just can't do pink

First of all - happy Mother's Day to all who are celebrating today!

I struggle every single time with pink - especially if Copics are involved. Somehow it's very hard to achieve a good pink with those for me.

But the challenge at Kenny K-s Krafty Girlz is Pretty In Pink so I had another go. And no, not happy with the result.
The challenge sponsor is Wild Orchid crafts with a huge and very yummy prize
and also 5 digis from Kenny K Downloads.

Our guest designer this week is Debbie Lanci.

I am using Super Mom from the new release of images -  was kinda sneaky and did a very pink card with very little of pink on image itself, lol.
I was trying to give her honey blonde hair and it actually came out pretty well, glad I wrote the combo down! :)
Skin: E50/51/53
Hair: E99, YR24, Y26/32
Blues: B28/25/23/14, BG78
Top: R05/02/01, N3/5

Thank you so much for looking and happy crafting!


Mervi said...

hi Annika !
gorgeous card, fab colouring - and the hair looks great;-))m

heidy said...

Hi Annika,I know that feeling,can't work with pink eighter and I also used just a little bit of pink on my image he he
But your card turnsout gorgeous,love everything about it!
Hugs Heidy

Unknown said...

Hi Annika, I just LOVE your card! Great colouring and lovely details!


chrilvian said...

love the colouring
great image and sentiment

Fleur said...

Your card is both beautiful & stunning. It looks awesome in pink, I think you do pink perfectly!
I can't do pink, I like my grunge too much!!!
Hugz Fleur xXx

Netty said...

Good luck with the challenge Annika, I hope you win those flowers, your card is lovely. Annette x

Heidi said...

Gorgeous card!
Lovely sentiment:) The image is great and you colouring is fantastic as always. Her hair is perfect:)
Happy Mother's Day Annika!
Hugs, Heidi:)

Vicky said...

Hi Annika this card is absolutely stunning your perfect you have a fabulous blog here with gorgeous creations. I've been here over 5 mins now looking at some of them lol.
Enjoy your day hun hope its a fabby one.

Lotsa hugs Vicky xxx

Sylvia Blum said...

LOL Annika... it's not April 1st anymore .. so what are you fooling about 'you cannot do pink'?! ;-)
Your card is adorable and your colouring amazing - as always! I'm always blown away by your sense for details .. looooooooove and adore your work and this card is no exception, hunny!!!
{hugs} and have a wonderful Sunday

Debbie said...

You could have fooled me, you did a great job with the pinks. I love your creation Super Mom and that sentiment are perfect for Mother Day..


Marilyn said...

Your card is lovely! I hear you about the pinks though... don't think it's you, I think it is the Copic colours.

Renkata said...

Hi Annika,
ohh wow dear, she look awesome.
Love the layout and how you have coloured her.

Crystal said...

Oh my goodness Annika this is FABULOUS and I sooo think you rock pinks too girl!!! AWESOME image its sooooo fun!! Hope you are having a great weekend!

Lau W said...

Oh this is a nice card my friend, with ver nice details !

Shirl said...

I think the only reason why you aren't happy with this card is just because you don't fancy the colour. But from my point of view its great! Good that you sneaked some other colours onto the image so that the pink is not overpowering :) Love it!

Shirl said...

Ooh..forgot to mention I love the hair too!!!

Cec said...

Gorgeous card and you can definitely do pink. Her hair is gorgeous and she reminds me of June Cleaver. If it is Mother's Day in Ireland, I hope you have a happy one and get treated royally by your husband and wee ones.

Archies Mum said...

Nothing wrong with your card at all, it looks gorgeous, and love the sentiment you've used. Hope your little ones have spoiled you today x

Linda Coughlin, the funkie junkie said...

Umm, looks like you do a pretty fine pink to me! Love the DPs you used and your coloring is exquisite as usual! Thought I'd let you know that I use Stampin' Up Crystal Effects (same as Ranger Glossy Accents) to adhere my glass glitter and it stays on just fine. I put it on fairly thick and the glitter sort of settles into it. It won't show when it's dry and it holds great.


Angela said...

I think you did an awesome job with this challenge. Your coloring is so stunning. I love this card.

Chrissy said...

WOW!! Gorgeous work.Your image is fantastic..Gorgeous pinks.

Anonymous said...

Annika, your card is lovely! I've never seen this fun image before - love it and your coloring really makes her shine! ;) I think you do pink beautifully my friend! hugs, Angela

angelwhispers said...

wow you did a fabulous job here the image looks fabulous on this image!!!

My love is with you today Annika and I hope you have had a good day with your family!!! Love Chanelle xxxx

Faye said...

Oh I'm with you on the pinks, I struggle with them, whatever the medium. But I tell you this, if I made cards as fab as this, I wouldn't care! xxx (P.S. Nice to see you.)

Jennifer Scull said...

now Annika -
when you say you can't use pink and I say I can't do something, we come up with VERY different results. your "can't" projects look a bajillion times better than my "best" projects, dear one! ;)
I think you totally rocked this!

have a wonderful week!

Dorcas said...

Oh what are you complaining about Girlfriend??? I don't care what color you have to use you can totally rock it! Love this retro card! You're always so creative!

Therese said...

Hello there! I love this card, what a great image and awesome colouring. Beautiful text as well! Love your previous card also....really cool card! Hugs :)

Anita said...

Beautiful card. Your coloring is always so amazing and I agree her hair looks lovely!

Mina said...

now why on earth wouldnt you be delighted with this stunner Annika, your too hard on yourself (but then arent we all lol)...this is so strange I bought this little cutie too and cant wait to colour her...your sentiment is just perfect for her too
Mina xxx

Cheryl said...

Oh Annika, you are too hard on yourself! I think it is lovely. As always your coloring is gorgeous. Great sentiment too.

Anonymous said...

Annika, you'd never know pink is not a color you prefer, your card is gorgeous and the choice of stamp you used is awesome.

:)Lori m

Merry said...

This is so fantastic. Your colouring is amazing and so love the sentiment you have added.

Amy Johnson said...

I agree with you about the color pink. It is hard to find just the right shade. It's either too bright for me or too dull. 'Tender Pink' is my favorite Copic Pink though. Adorable card. Love the strong image with that sentiment.

Anonymous said...

Oh now how can you say that girl?!!! Sheesh!! Too hard on yourself!! You've made the pinks look fab and funky!! I just LOVE the layout here!!

Marlene said...

I find it hard to believe that you struggle with ANYTHING card related, and this is another one of those...NO WAY JOSE, you rocked it!!!!! You are way too hard on yourself. It's gorgeous!

Unknown said...

I have to say Marlene is right. I LOVE this card too just like any of your cards, don't be so hard on yourself girl

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